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Essay from Jeff Rasley

You Have to Get Lost Before You Can Be Found Jeff Rasley   Pikey Peak base camp is a yak herding station. Our group of three trekkers from the US and staff of seven Nepalese were camped there in anticipation of climbing the mountain the next day. We were on our way to Basa village […]

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Essay from Jeff Rasley

A Modest Proposal to Cure what Ails the Body Politic in Facebook A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Abraham Lincoln The almost-deadly attack by a gunman at a Republican baseball practice on June 14th briefly focused national attention on the dangerous level political polarization has reached in the US. But it’s been trending upward […]

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Essay from Jeff Rasley

Memories of a Childhood Hero; Nostalgia and the Cost of Hero Worship by Jeff Rasley             Jeff Rasley’s Hero’s Journey is available here. Chip Hilton was perfect – at least in the mind of this boy growing up in a small town in Indiana before the Beatles were big. He […]

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Essay from Jeff Rasley

The Phoenix Rises at the University of Chicago by Jeff Rasley John D. Rockefeller gave the money and Marshall Field gave the land to create the University of Chicago in 1890.  Rockefeller considered the U of C “the best investment I ever made.”  Chicago has produced more college presidents than any other American university.  Eighty-five […]

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Travel essay from Jeff Rasley

  My Second Home, Basa Village   The first time I went to Nepal it was 1995 and I was amazed and bewildered by the cultural potpourri of Katmandu. The drive from Tribhuvan International Airport to the Mustang Hotel was a moving feast of color, sounds, and smells. Dark women in bright yellow and red […]

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“Pilgrimage to Wounded Knee”: An essay by Jeff Rasley

Pilgrimage to Wounded Knee I spent an hour hiking around the grounds of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, but not seeing Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, or Lincoln.  Fog shrouded the mountain and hid the Presidents. I competed with hundreds of bikers riding through the fog up to Mt. Rushmore on winding Highway 244.  The reward […]

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Synchronized Chaos February 2019: Telescoping View

First of all, especially as this issue fortuitously deals with memories, we need to take some time to remember the life of our past editor and contributor, Tony LeTigre. He passed away suddenly in a car accident Saturday, January 19th.  He sent poetry and short stories and essays in to this publication over the past […]

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